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Saturday, November 17 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Post-Religious Science Fiction

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Is SF inherently materialistic? While there are sf stories written from a religious viewpoint, they are in a distinct minority. What does this tell us about the inherent nature of SF and the freedom to speculate vs the rigidity of dogma?

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Marilyn 'Mattie' Brahen

Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen has published fiction in magazines and anthologies in America and Great Britain. Her 2003 first novel, CLAIMING HER, and its 2009 sequel, REFORMING HELL, received good reviews. A third mystery novel, BABY BOY BLUE, was published in 2011 and resold to Linford... Read More →
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Lawrence Kramer

Dr. Lawrence Kramer has had a lifelong interest in science, sparked at a young age by avidly reading science fiction. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry followed by a career as a programmer analyst for a Fortune 500 financial company. However, the lure of science was too great... Read More →
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Chris Kreuter

Chris is the author of two sci-fi books: The Intergalactic Adventures of the Rainy River Bees, and The Shortcut. He's also designed & published multiple board games under the banner of Masquerade Games. During daylight hours, Chris is a career railroader, voracious reader, and occasional... Read More →
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Mark Singer

Jack of all trades but master of none. I am a long-time SF fan, gamer (board and rig), and voracious reader of history.
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David Walton

David Walton is the author of the 2017 science fiction thriller THE GENIUS PLAGUE, winner of the Campbell Award for best novel. He also won the Philip K. Dick award in 2009 for his first novel, TERMINAL MIND. He lives near Philadelphia with his wife and seven children. By day, he... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza II Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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